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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sirwels

Newspaper headlines 18th june 2017


The Nation Newspaper
Revealed:Security advises against arrest of Northern youths
Land grabbing: Lagos arraigns suspected
notorious kingpin, six others
Ajimobi flags off N70bn Ibadan Circular Road construction
FAAN rejigs security arrangement at
airports
Imo robbery: Slain policemen’s widows laud Zenith Bank for compensation
Police announce reward for officers
Inside story of the LAST ABDUCTION that nailed Evans
IAAF Long Jump: How Okagbare Hits Headline as Wig Flew Off
Police arrest 16 suspected kidnappers,robbers in Oyo
FG orders probe of NDDC staff educational qualification
Roadside bomb kills four in Kenya
Ife clash suspects granted bail
Russia inquiry: I’m under investigation – Trump
INEC issues certificates to APDA,four others
N-Power: FG to recruit another 300,000 youths
I will defeat Buhari in 2019 –Fayose
FRSC to realign operations with presidential executive orders
Defamation:Court dismisses PDP
chieftain’s application
World Bank to assist states on fiscal sustainability plan.

Vanguard News
Day Rohr Got It Wrong
FIFA Confederation Cup:All Eyes On Russia
FIFA Confederation Cup:Cameroon Lean On Goalkeeping Cousins
Have Faith In Nigeria –Uzodinma Urges Ndigbo
FG Spent N1.2trn On Capital Projects In Last I2 Months – Finance Minister
Edwin Eze: The Immortality Of The Last Rangers Trojan Scribe
Igbo Youths Want Nigeria Restructured Into 6 Regions
Arsenal Fans Beg Sanchez To Stay
Costa To Sit Out 6 Months To Seal Atletico Return
‘Stunning Stories Of Nollywood Actors’ Sex Scene’
Boy Born With Two Faces Survives All Odds
2019: Ponders, Perceptions On The Plateau
24 YEARS AFTER JUNE 12: We’re Yet To Address Nigeria’s Problems — Joe Odumakin
NWFL Mourns Omagbemi’s Son, Onyenwenwa
All Set For 2nd Ezekiel Henty Football League
Anichebe Plans Big For Football In Anambra
Bello Is Everyone’s Problem In Kogi — Ayodele
FG Spent N1.2trn On Capital Projects
In Last I2 Months – Finance Minister
Igbo Youths Want Nigeria Restructured Into 6 Regions
My Life As Drug Dealer, Family Man, Armed Robber —Evans
My Miraculous Escape From Evans Cell —Kidnap Victim
Evans Promised To Attend My
Thanksgiving Service- Chief James Uduji, Victim Tells His Story
Kaduna Govt Denies Alleged Slaughter Of Igbos
Evans: His Taste, Style, Panache
No One Person Can Solve Nigeria’s
Problems – Jonathan.

Punch News
Kidnappings: Schools approach
insurance companies for secret cover
I’m Nigeria’s next president, Fayose
declares
Police fail to arrest Arewa youths nine
days after el-Rufai’s order
Moving ordeal of Nigeria’s unsung police heroes
Husband ties wife’s hand to rail track before they are run over by train on her birthday
FG engages foreign investigators to trace illicit funds
Housing: CBN to empower microfinance banks with $15m
W’Bank to assist Nigeria strengthen fiscal sustainability plan
Artist travels the world to meet 626 Facebook friends
Village bans tourists from taking photos of beautiful environment
Lost four-year-old boy survives five days in the wild
Would you allow your spouse’s ex take delivery of your baby?
Athletes tackle Obaseki over focus on football
Rohr made mistake excluding Championship players from Eagles – Aluko
Ronaldo to leave Real after tax fraud accusation
Mbappe not worth £120m –Abidal
Copa Coca-Cola: Ikpeba inspires young footballers
Why my first child was aborted –Jude Orhorha
How AY, Mercy Aigbe,Muma Gee may be hurting their kids unknowingly –Experts
Yemi Alade, Flavour,Tuface, others dazzle at Glo’s Abuja music show
Teenagers’ death: Hotel,school have case to answer –Falcons’ coach
FRSC stops mobile court sitting in Calabar metropolis
Oil palm crisis: Police launch manhunt to recover stolen rifle
Welder hacks jealous lover to death in Rivers
Police engage robbers in shootout, recover vehicle,weapons
Don’t spare errant herdsmen,Kattey urges FG
Police arrest dismissed soldier for alleged robbery
Abia community petitions IGP,alleges planned attack by herdsmen
Woman found dead after argument with lover
Bayelsa stakeholders advocate adequate funding of schools
Senate calls for more private investors in agriculture
Quit notice: No Igbo man was killed in Kaduna, says el-Rufai
Nasarawa to demolish more private radio stations
SANs, don call for release of Dasuki, El-Zakzaky.

The Sun News
I can win World Cup with Super Eagles in 3 years as NFF president – Kalu
IGP orders immediate promotion of policemen who nabbed Evans
Akeredolu ’ s wife canvasses investment in sound education
We ’ ll support FG ’ s peace move –
Northern elders
Igbo group rejects Osinbajo’s proposed parley with S / East ,Northern leaders
Leadership crisis : Obi ,Ohakim disagree
Kidnappers threaten to kill abducted Lagos students
Lawyer sues FG over replacement of PenCom DG
Too much makeup in hot sun can make you look unnatural – Nora Sleek

SPORT NEWS
Soccernet
Ronaldo is seeking attention with exit talk
Confeds Cup more than just a World Cup warm-up
Germany favoured; Ronaldo's success
Remembering Marc-Vivien Foe
Messi may end up in U.S., China -City chief
Rivaldo, Kluivert to play for Barca legends
Laporta calls on Barcelona board to resign
Tiote's agent asks for respect for family
Cisse leads tributes to Tiote at service
Poch: Tottenham out for revenge vs.
Newcastle
Reina won't be going to AC Milan -agent
Monaco sign Wolfsburg keeper Benaglio
Son out for month after surgery on arm
Milner hoping to help Solanke settle at Liverpool
Ajax's Klaassen completes move to Everton
Price tag won't faze Pickford -Boothroyd
Bellerin will remain at Arsenal -Monreal

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Sirwels

UNSBA ELECTION 2017, IFEANYI UGWUANYI and THE UNTOLD STORIES !!! I ONIY STEPPED DOWN BECAUSE OF THE THREAT TO MY LIFE._ _


The 2017 UNSBA Elections have come and gone but events preceding the Elections have  raised lots of unanswered questions.  From two of the Presidential candidates withdrawing their intentions few days from each other, to the remarkable voters apathy on the day of election to the unopposed nature of the election as well as the vacant elective positions.
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Today, we bring you an exclusive interview, we had with one of the UNSBA Presidential candidate, who withdrew his candidacy on the morning of the election, in the person of Rotr IFEANYI UGWUANYI.
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C. F : Goodevening sir. It’s a pleasure to have this opportunity to speak with you.
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IFEANYI : Good evening moderator, thank you. The pleasure is mine.
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C. F : So, we just concluded the 2017 UNSBA elections , How do you see the whole  exercise ?
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IFEANYI  : Urhm... Generally I'll say the entire process went well. At least to the extent that we now have a new set of executives except for some severe issues that I encountered shortly before the election proper and subsequent stories that followed.
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C.F : There have been a lot of argument for the past 24hours with respect to your candidacy status in the just concluded election. I  alot of persons have been seeking to know will whether you were a candidate in the just concluded election ?
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IFEANYI  : Well, the argument as to whether I actually ran for the election is not totally unfounded. But then I was a candidate in the race up until a couple of days before the election. Certain events took place, upon critical examination coupled with advice from respected UNSBAITES, I was advised to withdraw from the contest. I however insisted on presenting my manifesto even amidst rumors that I have withdrawn from the contest. For the very few persons that witnessed the manifesto, I believe they have their impression based on that. However, I withdrew from the contest before the elections. I communicated with the Electoral chairman to that effect. I also made a short public notice to that effect which I believe was widely circulated.
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C.F : But your name was included on the Ballot paper . Why wasn’t the withdrawal effected on the ballot paper ?
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IFEANYI : On my part I'll understand that perhaps the electoral body must have finished printing the ballot papers before the chairman got the notice of my withdrawal.  However I do not understand why he didn't proceed to cancel out the name thereafter. I took no part in the process, I fielded no agent and neither did I vote. In short I wasn’t in the polling unit.
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C.F : So, for the first time in a Presidential ELECTION in UNEC, where there are more than one contestant, you had no poster or handbill, you didn't go round the various classes to announce your intention neither did you go round the hostels to solicit for votes in the week of the election- when the ban on campaign was lifted, that was not only shocking but have raised several questions,  what actually went wrong  ?
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IFEANYI : First of all, permit to cease this opportunity and apologize to my friends, supporters and well wishers who at that point in time thought I was under a spell or who thought I didn't do what I was supposed to do. And for the ones that understood that something was amiss, I am grateful.
I've studied the political terrain so well in the sense that before the ban on campaigning was lifted, I've finished visiting the boys hostels, I also visited the B wing of Ibiam hostel and Adelabu hostels. However the campaign took another dimension from the point a third Candidate who lost at the recent LAWSA elections emerged from no where.
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C. F : How did that affect you ?
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IFEANYI  :  Knowing fully well that I share close to 75 percent of my law friends with him, a good number of persons were worried. I received calls from several  persons including the former UNSBA president and old students of the faculty asking whether there's something wrong with the young man. Text messages and WhatsApp chats were coming like August rain. Consequently we spent close to two days deliberating on the way forward;  Round table meetings from various individual groups trying to arrest the situation. The entire distraction, pressure and tension that flowed therefrom really affected me. I was still ready to move on until Tuesday morning.
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C. F  :  Was that why you weren’t also able to release your posters ?  It was said that your opponent hired a well known communication and political strategist to chair his campaign, posters, manifesto etc.  Was it that you didn't have money to print posters  or hire such external services  ?
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IFEANYI : (Laughs)  Money was never my problem. On Monday night, that  was when I was supposed to release my posters, But I wasn’t able to do that because of those engagements that really distracted me from focusing on my campaign.  I slept in the hostel only to go back to my lodge at Maryland the next morning and find out that my television was shattered, the bundle of posters; over 300 copies and a laptop carted away. Some other important pieces of documents were later found out to be missing as well.
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C. F  : Hmmm. Pieces of documents like what ?
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IFEANYI : Call to bar certificate, Internship certificate too.
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C. F : How were they able to locate all these specific documents ?
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IFEANYI : I have a bag where I keep my documents. It was scattered. I did not even know that anything was missing therefrom until when I was about going for the UNSBA screening on Thursday, I now searched for the Certificate wasn't there.
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C. F  :  When, the poster was stolen did you make any further attempt to reprint new ones before the election day ?
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IFEANYI : Urhm... Firstly, the mere fact that a (supposed) theive(s) could steal posters sent some messages to me. I decided to first release the softcopy of the posters. At this point people were already worried as to why they haven't seen my posters. The next morning I had to put a call across to the designer to print extra 300 copies of the posters which was frustrated by subsequent events.
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 C.F : So, what happened next ?
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IFEANYI  : Urhmm, Tuesday was no special day save that I had to cancel the class visits earlier scheduled to hold same day for some other deliberations and I had to order for the second batch of the posters to be printed. However, in the evening of same day, as I was leaving school at about 7:30 - 8pm. Shortly after the "small gate" two boys emerged from the nearby bush and inquired whether I'm Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi  ?
I said yes, and just then one of them brought out a dagger knife. I tried to dodge back and just then the first hit came from the third person who has been trailing me from behind. And before I could understand what the entire scene was like, the fourth person emerged and they successfully executed their acts leaving me with  wounds on my shoulders.
I however managed to find my way back to the Hostel.  Thanks to my friend Richard who helped me in washing the blood stained shirt.
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C.F : Apart from the beating, did they say anything ?  Your offense ?
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IFEANYI : They didn’t say much.  My offence was already obvious to me from the point they asked about my name in connection with an election. As for other things said, It was a clear signal for me to step down from the  election.
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C. F  : Rumor has it that the rivalry between you and your friend,  was because you betrayed your Best Friend Amuche during the LAWSA Presidential ELECTION, that's why he didn't mind to go into the race for the UNSBA Presidency with you even after he lost out in the LAWSA ELECTION,  is that true ?
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IFEANYI : (Laughs)  The truth is that a whole bundle of tissues of rumour was actually on air at that period. It was rumored at some quarters that he has gone bananas, some said he's suffering from defeat hangover.

But then the much I could gather from the entire process was that he expected me to come out and campaign openly for him for the LAWSA Presidency. Ofcourse, I didn't stand out openly for him because I understand that much as we tend to be close, it wasn’t healthy politically for me to come out openly to support him, considering the fact that my own election was to hold the following week. Besides at that point l was also busy soliciting supports for my own election.
As to why he decided to run for UNSBA president, I believe he has his reasons which he unfortunately achieved .
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C. F  :  Some persons say that Amuche was a very close friend of yours prior to this time – that you guys were lodge and roommates as of last session. Do you mind telling us when the friendship fell apart, was it before the election or things changed long before the just concluded elections  ?
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IFEANYI : Please I'll beg to skip this question. It may lead to so many other unconnected issues. Please bear with me.
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C. F :  Well, we heard you only got to pick  your form on Thursday evening , on the eve of the election -  why  ?
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IFEANYI : Well, Its correct, I picked my form on Thursday evening. Following series of events and intimidation that took place within those couple of days, the hand writing on the wall was very clear to me.
For some of my  supporters that couldn't understand me at that point, I must say that I am sincerely sorry .
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C. F  :   So, at this point, when you finally picked the form and then decided to go ahead with the manifesto and election, were things stabilized ?
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IFEANYI : No!! Things never got stabilized. As at Thursday morning, the first call I received was an express threat - saying that since I've failed to resign from the race, that on no account should I go for the manifesto otherwise I may not live to see the next morning. It was that serious. At this point I decided to alert the Uwani & Ogui police stations respectively. I also placed calls on several individuals and friends. I also reached out to Hon. Chima Eze who promised to send the police immediately. Shortly a group of friends arrived and picked me up. We had a 25 minutes emergency meeting with my supporters. The majority decision was that I should still go ahead and present my manifesto.
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C. F : Why did they insist for you to present your manifesto  ?
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IFEANYI  : My friends reasoned that should I not at least present my manifesto, some persons might take it that I never had plans for UNSBA in the first place. I needed to make known my intention, at least to those who believed in me.
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C. F  :  So, why did you have to wait till Friday morning to withdraw your candidacy  ?
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IFEANYI : Emmm (clears throat) the initial decision was that I should present my resignation letter as opposed to manifesto. But taking note of the early morning threat which continued later in the evening, I had to get back to the police that same evening. And then in the morning, l was also required to report to the CSO, the police.
It was obvious that the only option available to me from these lingering issues was to withdraw. So, much stress in one week, I wasn’t able to go round classes nor hostels to campaign, wasn’t able to follow the reprinting of the posters, my posters were not out yet.  I didn’t make any arrangement for an agent. Political propagandas didn’t even help matters – so many things were said about me – several false allegations were made  about me within these past few days. I had to battle with intimidations and threats to my life. The only thing that mattered to me at that point in time was my safety,  that’s why I had to leave the election to attend to the security issues. It was at this point that I managed to reach out to the electoral chairman informing him of the situation at hand. I also passed a short notice of withdrawal which I believe was widely circulated.
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C. F : Do you have anyone in mind that you suspect to  be behind all these  ?
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IFEANYI : Anyway, I wouldn't want to go into the realms of drawing conclusions. I'm still open minded about the entire stuff. The police have started investigations already and I hope something positive comes out of it.
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C. F  : So, how do you feel now and what's next for you  ?
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IFEANYI : Obviously, the experience is not worth celebrating. But the duty of adding value to people's lives still continues. I'm still open to issues and very much accessible.
Please let me cease this opportunity to thank my supporters thus far, friends, well wishers, advisers, even the ones that went ahead to cast their votes despite my withdrawal, to the ones that never understood what was going on. To the ones that never wanted me to withdraw, accept my apologies. To the ones that wanted to run for this position but for me, I am forever indebted. Let's move on and continue to inspire. Thanks.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Sirwels

BLOGGING TIPS AND TICKS FOR BLOGGERS

UNEC has turned all students into bloggers well here are some tips you have
1. Choose your blog name. 
Coming up with a name for your blog is actually way harder than it sounds. You need something short and snappy that will resonate with your readers and make sense based on the content you plan to produce.
Make sure your name is available on all social media sites and the blogging platform you want to use. If you plan on paying for a personalized rather than the URL generated by your free blogging service (more on that below), also check to see if the URL is available. You can check this by typing in your desired name at GoDaddy. This site will let you know if the name’s free, and give similar alternatives if it isn’t. It might be a good idea to buy your domain name straight away–through a site like GoDaddy–even if you don’t intend on building a fancy website. Otherwise, someone else might snap it up.

2. Use a free site to start your blog. 
When you first start, you might not always have the money to pay for a website to be developed or for web hosting. Instead, use a free blog site like Blog.comBlogger.comPenzu.comWordPress, or Svbtle.com. For something a little more slick, you can pay to build a website or blog on Squarespace.com. On the other hand, if your blog is going to be more like a photo diary, you might want to create an account with Tumblr.com. All these services come with easy-to-use templates that let you customize the look and feel of your blog, change colors, fonts, and more.

3. Make a basic font-based logo. 
If you have Photoshop, make a logo simply by picking a font you like and typing your blog name. “Hide” the background and save it as a .gif file. Of course, that’s the amateur way. if you’re interested in something a little more professional, watch this tutorial. If you don’t have Photoshop, don’t despair–you can download a free trial of the program which will give you plenty of time to create your logo.

4. Clarify your content strategy. 
It’s important to have a vision for your blog. Are you planning on sharing only outfit photos? Will you be writing your travel stories and sharing tips? Will you share your shopping picks? How often will you post? Daily? Weekly? Monthly? These are all things to consider so that you can set the right tone from the beginning. The clearer, the better.

5. Make sure your photos are high-resolution and crystal clear.
Big, beautiful, clear images are the absolute hallmarks of a successful blog. Take the time to make sure your photos fit this description. To be successful, you’ll need a DSLR camera, or a friend who has one. If you’re willing, you can also find an up-and-coming photographer to shoot you on sites like Craigslist.

6. Use Instagram like a pro. 
Hashtags just become your new best friend, blogger! Using the symbols on Instagram and Twitter are a must if you want folks to discover you, so use relevant tags with every photo. A warning: Hashtags can get annoying, so only use a few that are relevant.

7. Learn basic analytics.
How are you going to know whether people are visiting your blog and what they’re clicking on if you don’t know how to look up your stats? Google Analytics is the best free platform to check your blog’s success. The main number you want to look at is “Unique Visitors,” which shows how many new people visit your site in a given timeframe. Of course, it’ll probably just be your friends and family reading your blog to start, but with time and effort that number could really grow.

8. Find your tone. 
As a rule, witty, conversational, and friendly styles of writing are what people like to read on fashion blogs. If you’re a strong writer, you might already have a distinct tone to go with, otherwise spend some time reading the websites and blogs you like to learn how to emulate their style of writing. Practice makes perfect, and there’s no better time to start practicing than now.

9. Pin everything!
Sign up for a Pinterest account and create pinboards for EVERY photo featured on your blog. By doing this, you create a whole new opportunity for the millions of Pinterest users to find your content. When a user sees your photo and clicks on it, they’ll be directed to your blog immediately. Make sure you fill in the description and name of the photo before you pin, as this will help people find it.
Pinterest newbies should watch this tutorial before getting started.  

10. Tag your blog posts. 
If your content management system has a space for tags, use them! Most free blogging sites, like WordPress, have a strong community. By tagging your content it helps other WordPress users to find your posts, which means more traffic for you!

Sirwels

NEWSPAPER HEADLINE 16TH JUNE 2017


The Nation Newspaper
CAN visits Osinbajo, demands five-point agenda
Osinbajo’s budget remark faulty, say Saraki, Dogara
Reps blow hot over Acting President’s comment
Bankers’ Committee: FX Window attracts $2.2b
Conduct tribunal chair may face fresh EFCC probe
Court okays partial secret trial for Dasuki
I’ll win Osun West by-election, says Adeleke
Marital issues affected me at Leicester — Musa
NUT endorses govt’s plan to sack uncertified teachers by 2018
Chief withdraws from Olubadan chieftaincy law review case
Hospital launches lifescan check-up service
JetWest airline to begin operation in Nigeria
Ekiti ex-Governor Oni to join 2018 race
Rivers police arrests 80 suspects in May
Why Nigeria’s power is not attractive to investors, by Nnaji
The Punch News
FG hires 7,500 graduates to boost tax revenue
Alleged graft: EFCC set to reopen CCT chair probe
Evans arrested through sister, friend’s statements – Police source
Budget: N’Assembly tackles Osinbajo, says legislature not a rubber stamp
School tackles NECO, JAMB over ‘immoral’ textbooks
Ex-gov Oni joins Ekiti governorship race
APC BoT member drowns in Abuja flood
Family prepares for Joshua visit to Nigeria
Ife clash: Court to decide suspects’ bail on Friday
Dasuki: Court grants FG’s witnesses protection
LASG to train 12,000 students in entrepreneurship
CBN to mop up N200bn from circulation
20 feared killed in C’ River, Ebonyi communal clash
FG hires 7,500 graduates to boost tax revenue
I’m a true servant of God now – Majid Michel
Osun by-election: Sheriff presents PDP flag to Adeleke
Command nabs 52-year-old for raping six-year-old girl
Emir of Kano meets Osinbajo, keeps mum
Prosecute killer herdsmen, CAN tells FG
PDP’ll not field candidates in 2019 – Chime
Agents arrested for cloning US visa payment slips
Socialite arraigned for drug trafficking
Alleged $48m fraud: Jonathan’s finance coordinator declared wanted
215MW Kaduna power plant gets zero gas supply
Fenerbahce set to offload Emenike, target Musa
Seven reasons Nigerians love iPhone
Alleged graft: EFCC set to reopen CCT chair probe
Chinese boss cripples Ogun worker with kung fu kicks
Babalola advocates two kids per family for Nigerians
Police arrest player, 30 others for robbery, kidnapping
Adeboye’s wife enrols street kids in schools
Kidnapping: End of ‘Evans the Terrible’
Evans arrested through sister, friend’s statements – Police source
Again, N’Delta militants issue quit notice to northerners.
Vanguard News
Breaking: Court okays 14 witnesses against Dasuki to testify behind screen
Assets declaration: Why CCT dismissed charges against Saraki
APC expels AbdulMumuni Jibrin
Breaking: Court okays 14 witnesses against Dasuki to testify behind screen
Drama as senators disagree over equality of Senate, House of Reps
Biafra, Quit Notice And All That Nonsense
From Oscar To Pato, Five Big Chinese Signings
Lagos LG Primaries: APC Leaders In New Peace Moves Affordable Housing And Cement Politics
4 Things Nobody Tells You About Blogging
NPA To Enforce Laws Against Environmental Pollution At Ports
5 Things To Do Before House Hunting
N-Assembly, Osinbajo Clash Over 2017 Budget
How To Safeguard Your Android Phone From Hackers
‘Allow Igbo To Have Their Nation’
Thread Softly On Psychiatric Test For Traffic Offenders, FRSC Told
2018 Fifa WC Qualifier: Nigeria Moves Cameroon Match Out Of Uyo
Eyo Festival: History And Features
House Committee Commends INTELS, Pledges Support NAMA: Raising The Bar Of Air Services
Experts Seek Stricter Enforcement Of Road Safety Rules, Bailout For Auto Firms At NAJA Forum
Double Tragedy Hit Nigerian Sports
Thisday News
N’Assembly: Osinbajo Must Have Been Misquoted, We Can Alter Appropriation Bill
EU Approves €143m Package for North-east
Again, FG Rules Out Total Deregulation, Oil Falls to Six-week Low
Inflation Drops Further to 16.25%
CBN Dollar Sales on I&E Forex Window Falls Below 30%
Court Grants FG’s Application for Protection of Witnesses in Dasuki’s Trial
OGFZA MD: Eko Support Free Zone to Be Fully Operational This Year
Amnesty International Wants Nine Nigerian Military Commanders Investigated
FG to Recruit 7,500 Graduates as Tax Liaison Officers to Boost Revenue
PIB Scales Second Reading in House
CAN Protests Replacement of Christian Education in Secondary Schools with Islamic Studies
Military Equipment to Fight Boko Haram Held up at Tin Can Port
Gas, Power Operators Decry State of Nigeria’s Electricity Industry
Nigerian Navy Redeploy 21 Rear Admirals
FG Denies Alleged Quit Notice to Nigerians in South Africa
Nnaji, Others to Proffer Solutions to power Sector Problems
Two Visa Racketeers Nabbed by Special Police in Lagos
FG, UNDP Collaborate on Validation of African Mining Vision
Court Adjourns Hearing in Zakzaky’s N2bn Suit against Nigerian Army
Osun: My Brother Rescued Aregbesola from Defeat, Says Adeleke
Senate to Probe Proposed Use of Diesel for Kaduna Power Plant
Police Parade 24 Criminal Suspects in Bayelsa
CrusaderSterling Pensions Bags Agusto ‘A’ Rating
IPOB Condemns Osinbajo’s Meeting with Igbo Leaders
Kano APC Expels Abdulmumin Jibrin
Russia Reiterates Interest in Ajoakuta Steel
20 Feared Dead in Cross River, Ebonyi Communal Clash
Two Visa Fraudsters Nabbed by Police Special Fraud Unit in Lagos
Oni Writes APC, Unveils Intention for Ekiti 2018 Governorship Poll
Ayade Assures Investors of Quick Access to Land
Army Report: Senior Military Officers Denied US, UK Visas over Rights Abuses
FG Asks Igbos to Disregard Ultimatum to Relocate
Senate to Consider National Conference Report
Appeal Court Sets Aside Orubebe’s Conviction for False Assets Declaration
The Sun News
Lesotho PM’s wife shot dead
Obaseki shuns Edo college reception, laments decay
• Sets up hajj committee, Muslim welfare board Edo State
Osun by-election: Adeleke receives PDP flag
Ondo APC disciplinary committee recommends Kekemeke’s expulsion
• Party’s SEC, SWC scrutinise report From Bamigbola
Inflation drops 16.25% in May –NBS
Improved power supply ’ll boost Nigerian economy, says US envoy
Reps okay 3 PIBs for second reading
Leave Rohr alone –NFF
Eagles’ loss to South Africa: NUJ decries campaign of calumny
Angola begins race to reclaim AfroBasket crown
Militants give northerners ultimatum to leave Niger Delta
Why Buhari couldn’t create 3m jobs promised Nigerians –Ngige
SPORT NEWS
Soccernet
Arsenal's horrible season
Spurs' Son set for surgery on broken arm
Asensio: Real Madrid must keep hunger to win
The Millwall fan who stood up to terrorists
Balotelli answers Mayweather challenge
Defender poked opponents with needle
Man United sign Lindelof to four-year deal
Southampton sack Puel after one season
Barcelona sign Marlon to permanent deal
PSG give up Aubameyang pursuit - source
Donnarumma will not renew AC Milan deal
Meet the men behind football's biggest deals
Donnarumma's decision proves loyalty is dead
Balotelli answers Mayweather challenge
Diplomatic crisis 'no impact' on WC '22 - Qatar
Inter to United: Perisic €55m firm - sources
Xhaka hoping Ozil, Sanchez stay at Arsenal
Man City focus turns to transfers
Bravo to miss Chile's Confed Cup opener
Borden: Russia, FIFA discrimination focus
FIFA: VAR should 'eliminate a clear scandal'
Goal.com
Madrid & Monaco hold Mbappe talks
Klaassen ready for Everton challenge
Arsenal may regret not signing Pickford
Nolito: Guardiola has no faith in me
Ranieri appointed Nantes coach
Don't blame Raiola for Donnarumma exit
RUMOURS: Conte ready to leave Chelsea
Arena the reluctant tactician
The biggest transfers of the summer
Abidal says Mbappe not worth £120m
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sirwels

8 Things To Remember When Starting Any Blog

Start your blog on the right platform.

There are many companies out there where you can start a free blog but no matter who they are and what services they offer it would still best to choose the number one writing platform which is WordPress.com. The platform used on this blog is Blogger

A blog can be started either by signing up for free or by getting your domain which will make your blog unique. This will ensure that you can now start building your house.

Choose the template which will fit your personality and business.

You can choose many different templates and view these templates before you install them on your WordPress.com website. This can save you a lot of time later and you won't have to change your whole site around if you are happy with the correct template and sometimes the keyword here is simple is best.

Choose a template which is not complicated and will work for your business as well. I have to admit that this is indeed the easiest way for anybody to start a blog.

Get the main elements together on your blog.

A few pages must be created and then added to your menu in your back office. This includes about us page, home, contact us, privacy policy, income disclaimer if needed. The privacy policy can be created for free online.

These pages important and it will tell your audience more about your business and what type of services you are offering. Not only is it fun to create your blog, but it is all about your personality as well.

WordPress.com is not a difficult site to work with and in time you will do it with eyes closed.

Add content that is relevant to your site.

Adding content is the best way to add more value for your subscribers. The most important thing is to give them more than what they are asking for. We are not all writers but if you don't have the time to add content it can always be outsourced.

Spend time on a regular basis to update your content.

There is nothing worse than going to a site and the author just seemed to have abandoned his site. It isn't always true that the biggest sites are the most popular. The one thing that they do that we can really learn from them is that they make sure that they are consistent.

Learn more about SEO methods.

Unfortunately, we were not born with all the knowledge in the world. Spending time on doing research that can help your site is a definite investment and one that you can always use to improve your site.

It is only the beginning that is the hardest, but learning how to optimize your site will not only bring your site more traffic, more sign ups but most definitely build your community or your list.

Focus on what you do know and not what you don't know.

There will be technical things that you don't understand at first, but this is not a problem. This will only be an indication of how many things you will still need to learn.

The internet is filled with free source offering information on any topic or subject that you might acquire or need. Spend your time wisely and focus on what you still need to learn before things will change around for you.

No matter what you do never give up.

Build a blog or website can be overwhelming at first and the wonderful thing about the mind is that we remember by practice on a regular basis. These are simple things to remember, but very important if your blog is going to be successful.

I had to redo my template in the beginning and this took me three months. Now I do understand that if I had this knowledge, in the beginning, it would have changed my world around.

Learning one thing every single day will improve your life and your blog. In the beginning, you might not see results and it is only temporary. The main thing to remember is to do what 90% of marketers will never do and that is sticking it out until you are happy with the end results.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Sirwels

DAZZLE ME (CHAPTER 1)

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The bright neon lights shone seductively between red and pink. The sign had that peculiar allure that enticed people to come in. A night club in the sub-urban area of the nation’s capital, Abuja. It was a few minutes to twelve and it was already getting filled to the brim despite it being a Monday night. No surprise there, this club was amongst the most popular clubs in the city. Club Blaze was a household name, to the stunners, ballers and party monsters at least. It played host to many an artiste, foreign and international due to its prominence and so, was always packed, even during the week. Not just anyone was given access into the establishment. Its parking lot by the side of the building, was even more selective about who it permitted in. Despite its enormous capacity, only the flashiest of cars were permitted. Exotic cars of the latest models lined up in the parking lot while lesser cars had to find a more secondary spot to park.
Two white cars pulled up at the gate. A 2015 Mercedes XL300 and a 2016 Range Rover sport, with a red bow on the roof, just behind it. The driver of the Mercedes, a handsome dark skinned man stepped out. Dressed all in white from his leather jacket to his Jordan kicks, he looked very confident. His accessories consisted of a diamond encrusted wristwatch, shiny rings on both index fingers and despite the time, a pair of Versace shades on his forehead. A young valet was at his side instantly. He smacked the keys into the valet’s hand “Be careful, yo” Clinton Okoye said, looking straight into the valet’s eyes. The valet nodded vigorously then stepped into the car. Clinton then walked quickly to the driver’s window of the Range Rover and then knocked. The window slid down in an automatic motion as was typical of such cars. “Sir?” the driver said, with respect. “Follow my car and go park inside. Then wait for my call” he said, indicating the Mercedes with his jaw. “Okay sir” came the reply and the Range Rover moved forward.
Clinton breathed in the Abuja midnight air. It felt like it was going to be a good night. He gazed at his wristwatch seeking the time. “Eleven minutes to twelve. Almost late” he said to himself as he turned and walked briskly to the club’s entrance. There was already a light crowd forming at the doorway. They were hindered from entering by two extremely buff bouncers. The bouncers wore bulletproof vests and held golf bats which they looked eager to make use of. Clinton raised his hand to catch the attention of one of the bouncers. The one on the left noticed him first and shouted “Cleanblings!” and then waved to him to come forward. “Clear way! Clear way!” he shouted with mild annoyance, this time at the small multitude. They parted quickly and he walked through as if through the red sea. “Musa. How far na?” he said to the bouncer that had just made way for him. “I just dey where you leave me oo, oga” his northern accent was heavy. “Haba na, trust me, I go see you later” he said, tapping the bouncers shoulders lightly before moving through the beautifully crafted twin doors of the nightclub. The bouncer was still singing praises to him but he couldn’t be bothered to listen.
The corridor he found himself, had a temperature of almost sub-zero and exhibited red lights which he suspected did something to the psych of its guests. People were hanging around, making conversations with one other. “Regulars” he said, to himself with disdain. He walked swiftly, taking his iPhone 6s out to check his notifications. An app, he recently installed, updated him every hour on the status of his social media accounts. 63 new Instagram followers and 16 un-followers, 43 un-viewed posts on Snapchat and about a 1000 new tweets. He also saw 3 missed calls. Damn, he was late.
The red lights bounced off the walls of the corridor that led into the main party space. The room was enormous. To the far right was a standard issue bar that had on display, drinks of all sorts. The dance floor, which was large enough to occupy about 150 dancers, was surrounded by long padded couches on almost all corners. It was occupied by almost a 100 people, dancing to loud resonating music from speakers strategically placed around the club. Light flooded the room from a large disco bulb that hung from the ceiling far above. It flung its different rays of colours around the dance floor, highlighting the frenzy going on. A spiral staircase was at the edge of the room, leading upstairs to the VIP section where he was supposed to be. And so he made his way towards the staircase, navigating carefully between wild humans that were gyrating. It wouldn’t do to get his white stained by sweat that wasn’t even his. As he moved, he came across a waitress dressed in a salacious club uniform. She held a tray which supported three glasses of champagne. In a fluid movement, he picked one and smiled at the waitress while still moving. She looked at him, smiled then winked before she continued her journey. They had had a brief swing once upon a time. He caught himself checking her out and then stopped. He was the strangest oxymoron, an introverted flirt.
Finishing the contents of the glass in one gulp, he continued his journey. He got to the staircase and climbed it, two steps at a time. Another buff bouncer was at the top of the staircase. This one was new, Clinton thought, for he hadn’t seen him when he had come the week before. He stopped before the bouncer who blocked the way with his rather large build. “Are you supposed to be here?” the bouncer asked stiffly. Clinton couldn’t believe it. He was in the club’s VIP section almost every other week and here was a new employee asking him if he was supposed to be there. Not deigning to answer, he stared at the bouncer’s face. He had to mark it so when he spoke to the manager later he’d be able to point him out. “I said, are you supposed to be here?” the bouncer asked again. Such effrontery. He was about to put the bouncer in his place when he heard his nickname “Cleanblings!” The voice came from the back of the bouncer. Stifler, his friend, came to the bouncer’s rescue. “What are you doing? This my guy is staff. Let him in!” he shouted to be heard over the music. The bouncer looked from Stifler to Clinton before reluctantly stepping out of his way. “Oh, he is getting fired, tonight” Clinton said to Stifler who laughed, revealing a golden tooth among the crooked ones. His real name was Samuel Onamakinde and he was Clinton’s current best friend. He unlike Clinton, wore equally expensive but darker clothing and a Trukfit cap tilted to the back. They had met in another club about three months before. A competition to see who could buy the most bottles had ensued between them, with Clinton winning at the end. Ever since that wild night, they had been close friends. “He should lose it” he said to Clinton “But come on…” swinging an arm across his shoulder “…Cynthia has been waiting for you all night”.
They made their way to a private booth on the far right of the VIP section. This was the booth they used most of the time they came here. Within the booth were seven girls in total, seated around a low rectangular table which had half-finished bottles of Aces and half-empty glasses of Hennessey. They all looked flashy and high class but one stood out to Clinton. Cynthia Nurudeen, his girlfriend. She was by far the most beautiful girl amongst them all. The rest were just friends of hers who always seemed down to party. He only knew their first names, Aminat, Sarah, Toyin, Haleema, Mariam and Sekina. Cynthia wore a black gown that was slit by the side all the way to her hip. Her heavy make-up made her look like a character from a Barbie cartoon. The fixed nails gave her the demeanour of a wild cat that was ready to use her claws. The Brazilian weave on her head also contributed to the dazzling look she had been aiming for. She was indeed a vixen, through and through. Across the gown was a red sash that read “Birthday Girl” in bold letters. “Happy birthday, my love. So sorry I’m late” he said, opening his hands. She smiled sheepishly and got up rather quickly for a girl on six inch heels. She hugged him and then pecked him on the right cheek. “Tell me you got me a gift” she whispered just above all the noise. “Isn’t today your birthday? Of course, I got you something” he said, smiling at her, his hands still around her tiny waist. Cynthia squealed with delight and then turned to her friends in the booth. “Clinton got me a present!” They in turn squealed and exclaimed in different ways. “It’s got to be a car, it’s got to be a car” he heard her friends whispering in a frenzied tone. “Come, I’ll show you” he said, grabbing her wrist and pulling her after him. Everyone in the booth stood up to follow. Making his way to the staircase, he pulled out his iPhone again and dialled the driver of the Range Rover. “It’s Showtime” he said curtly into the receiver then ended the call. Getting to the staircase, he eyed the bouncer that had hindered his entrance only a few minutes earlier and then nudged him aside with his shoulder. ‘That bouncer was so going to lose his job tonight’ Clinton thought to himself. He had to slow down on the staircase for Cynthia. Her high heels could only allow her move fast. At the bottom of the stairs, he held her close to him, navigating through the sea of people around. They used the back entrance this time because Clinton knew the gathering in front of the club would have graduated into a full blown crowd by now. On getting outside, Clinton used his hands to cover her eyes and then he guided her to the parking lot. Once there, he let go of her eyes. The first thing she saw was the bow wrapped Range Rover he had gotten her for her 25th birthday. “Oh my god, Clinton!” she screamed and flung her arms around his neck. “It is beautiful!” she said, holding that position long enough for her friends to take pictures. He moved forward to kiss her but it was too late, she had run to the car. Her friends screamed, running after her to the flashy new present. The driver strolled silently to Clinton’s side and handed him the car’s key and having served his purpose, disappeared. Stifler appeared in his place “Guy, you try oo! How much did that whip cost?” he was asking curiously. “It cost a lot oo” Clinton said, without turning his head from his beautiful girlfriend. A sixth sense had warned him about divulging financial details to Stifler. His close friend was a G-boy, an internet fraudster who indulged in scamming people, duping them of lots of money in different currencies. Stifler looked mildly annoyed as he always did whenever Clinton deflected a monetary question but said nothing about it. The girls were taking pictures of the car both inside and outside, snapchatting every single detail of its chassis. He let them have their fun. Fifteen minutes later, she walked back to him. “I’m tired, let’s go upstairs” she said and without waiting for a reply, continued towards the entrance. He had no choice but to follow diligently.
Two hours later, Clinton and Stifler were back in the VIP booth with Cynthia and her little party of friends. They were all a bit intoxicated as the alcohol that had been flowing into the booth had been in abundance. Bottles of Moet, Ace, Vodka, and Hennessey littered the floor of their booth and yet, Clinton had just ordered one more bottle of sparkling wine. “Babe, let’s get out of here” Cynthia said in a babyish tone. He liked it when she did that. “Well, where do you want to go?” he asked. “I just saw Sonya’s snap” another wild friend of hers “Club Lavish is bubbling right now and I want to go there”. Sonya was probably that one of her friends she had just chosen to make jealous. Clinton just didn’t get it. She was happy when she had all these friends around but she always singled out one friend at random to make jealous. ‘Stunting on these chicks’ she called it. Oh well, to each, her own.
Another seductively dressed waitress came with a bucket of ice and the sparkling wine Clinton had just ordered. He waited for her to set the bucket down before handing her his diamond status black card. This black card gave him a high limit of expenditure, allowing him to transact in millions at a time. The diamond status meant his manger still had veto power over his account. How he wished for a platinum black card with no external supervision.
The waitress, no stranger to black cards, took it away to go and charge him. “Alright, guys. Let’s go to Club Lavish!” he declared. “Whoooow!” the girls screamed excitedly. Everyone sprung to live, packing their belongings. They were ready to leave in five minutes. Just then, the club manager appeared with the waitress who was holding his black card in one hand and a POS machine in the other hand. The manager, a short and stocky man in his mid-fifties wearing a pink three-piece Christian Louboutin, had the look of a money hungry dwarf. But who was Clinton to judge. “Aha, Mr Mathews. I’ve been looking for you. We have something to discuss” he said, looking out of the corner of his eyes to the staircase bouncer who was looking right back at his direction. “Yes, Mr Okoye. Your card has been declined” the manager said in a sad tone. “That bouncer over there has crossed the… wait, what?!” Clinton said, taken aback. “Your black card has been declined” the manager said again. The rest of the crew looked uncertain, from Clinton to the manager. “Try it again!” Clinton said, all thoughts of the bouncer gone from his mind. “Linda, try it again” the manager said to the waitress behind him. She inserted the card into the little machine and pressed the keys. A few seconds later, a beeping sound came from the POS. She ejected it and started the process again but got the same result. It was only then that waitress looked up and shook her head apologetically. “Well, how much am I owing?” Clinton asked, getting cross. From the pocket of his suit, the manager pulled out a lengthy bill “Well, everything plus the VIP pass for the nine of you, amounts to two million three hundred and thirty eight thousand, five hundred and sixty naira. Give or take a few kobo”. That was slightly more than what he spent on an average night. “Clinton, pay and let’s get going” Cynthia said, looking bored with what was going on. How could he tell her that all he had was on that black card that had just been declined on her birthday? He couldn’t. And so, he pulled the manager away from the company of his friends and the waitress. “Can’t you put it on my tab? I’d pay up next week. You know I’m good for it” Clinton said, desperation creeping slowly into his voice. The manager smiled “But of course, Mr Okoye. Anything for a customer” he said with a smile. Well that ended well, or so Clinton thought. “But” the manager added, “As per house rules, we’d have to collect whatever vehicle you drove here as collateral”. “What?!” Clinton asked, unable to disguise his shock. “I’m sorry sir, we must abide by the house rules. Collateral conditions for credit exceeding 24 hours” the manager said, looking sad but Clinton could tell he was feeling happy with himself. His Mercedes cost well over ten million naira. “Kevin, would relieve you of your keys” the manager said as he walked away fast as if to reduce the time Clinton had to think. Clinton was still wondering who Kevin might be when he saw the manager tiptoe and whisper into the ear of the bouncer at the top of the staircase. Of all the people in the club, it had to be him. Kevin, the staircase bouncer, nodded and smiled in Clinton’s direction. Clinton sighed and walked back to the company of his friends, “What’s happening, Clinton?” Cynthia asked, mildly annoyed at the delay. “There’s something wrong with my black card. I’ll have to stay and sort the bill” Clinton answered, determined not to let them know the extent of the problem. “Are you broke?” Stifler asked blatantly, looking straight into his eyes, his lips almost breaking into a smile. “No! Why would you think that?” he asked, vexed at how close his accusation had been. “I don’t know” Stifler started “But if you are, they would collect the whip you drove in, man”. “Well, I’m not broke” Clinton answered “I just need to rectify…” “May I have your keys, sir?” a deep voice came from behind him. The timing could not have been any worse. Kevin, looking all smug as if he had just won a bet, was hovering behind him. Knowing the bouncer was only too eager to inflict bodily harm on him, Clinton decided to comply. He reached into his pocket to bring out his car key. The key felt unusual in his hand. When he brought it out, he realised his mistake. He had left the key of his Mercedes with the valet who must have put it in the glass case of key holders. This was the key of the Range he just got for Cynthia. Before he could explain, Kevin snatched the key from his hand and started walking back to his post. “Clinton, is that not the Range key? Is that not my car key?” Cynthia asked, in an unbelieving voice. “Baby, wait for a bit. I’ll go get it back” he pleaded desperately, looking around for the pink suit manager but his girlfriend was in no mood to be patient. “How will I stunt on Sonya now?” she lamented and then turned on her heels and walked away, fast. One by one, they all followed her. Stifler walked up to him, a certain crude smile plastered on his face. “Later, Cleanblings” he said and then followed the girls.
culled from najia stories